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Russia has exported sophisticated Yakhont cruise missiles to the Bashar Assad regime that might be used against any foreign ships sent to intervene in the Syrian civil war, the New York Times reported on Thursday.
May 17, 2013 | Diane Barnes | Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament
WASHINGTON -- A newly created United Nations forum this week began its first discussions on how to advance multilateral nuclear disarmament efforts in light of a long-running stalemate at the 65-nation conference assigned primary responsibility for arms control negotiations.
WASHINGTON -- A longtime expert on terrorism and nuclear arms is calling on the United States and others to identify fresh responses to a potential crisis in which a nation such as Pakistan or North Korea loses control over nuclear weapons or fissile material, without the West necessarily intervening by force.
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May 17, 2013 | Rachel Oswald | Nuclear Trade and Commerce , Reprocessing/Recycling , Uranium Enrichment
WASHINGTON -- Foremost on the Obama administration’s mind as it considers the terms of a new nuclear trade deal with South Korea should be the precedent the United States wants to set for third-party nations also interested in gaining access to sensitive technologies that can be used to produce both ...
May 17, 2013 | Chemical Weapons Use
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday denounced the Syrian government's refusal to admit investigators to examine claims of chemical arms being used in the country's 2-year-old civil war, Deutsche Presse-Agentur reported.
A new analysis from a think tank operated by the South Korean government says North Korea might hold up to 200 movable missile firing platforms, the Yonhap News Agency reported on Friday.
A post-Sept. 11 law grants U.S. armed forces broad authority to hone in on violent extremists around the world, the Los Angeles Times quoted a senior Defense Department official as saying on Thursday.
May 17, 2013 | Charles S. Clark | Terrorism
WASHINGTON -- In the latest development in the fluid Benghazi investigation, the two retired luminaries who chaired the State Department’s outside review of the government’s handling of the September 2012 attack in Libya reiterated their refusal to comply with a House committee chairman’s demand that they testify behind ...
The Israeli Home Front Defense Ministry on Thursday said the nation is not ready to protect its people from a terrorist strike involving a weapon of mass destruction, the Xinhua News Agency reported.
May 17, 2013
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Quote of the Day
U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine), questioning the position taken by the Defense Department that the military has the right to go after terrorists in any country that is failing to target them.
This is the most astounding and the most astoundingly disturbing hearing that I've been to since I've been here. You guys have essentially rewritten the Constitution here today.